Mount Sinai Health System in New York City has announced a $4 million gift from Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch in support of prostate health and the Milton and Carroll Petrie Department of Urology.
Founded by urologist and prostate cancer specialist Ash Tewari, the Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Center for Prostate Health will feature state-of-the-art prostate cancer screening and imaging technologies, precision urology and focal therapy, targeted biopsies, robotics for prostate cancer surgery, and active surveillance. According to the American Cancer Society, one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, making it the most common cancer among men after skin cancer.
"I am extremely grateful for Lizzie and Jonathan's ongoing commitment to help better the lives of our patients," said Tewari. "This gift provides our department with an elevated level of care for patients while also fostering research opportunities for our experts to continue to be pioneers in the field."